Physicist and astronomer who is considered the father of nanotechnology. He won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1996 for his discovery of fullerenes.
He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1973, after getting his B.S. from the University of Michigan in 1965.
He believed in Old Earth creationism, a view which ran counter to what many other scientists believed.
He was the youngest of four siblings.
He won the Nobel Prize three years before Ahmed Zewail.
Richard Smalley Age
How old is Richard Smalley? He was born in 1943, he was 79 years old at the time of his death.
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Richard Smalley Wiki
|Age||79 years old|
|Birthday||June 6, 1943|
|Date of Death||October 28, 2005|
Quotes by Richard Smalley
Nature – how, we don’t know – has technology that works in every living cell and that depends on every atom being precisely in the right spot. Enzymes are precise down to the last atom. They’re molecules. You put the last atom in, and it’s done. Nature does things with molecular perfection.— Richard Smalley
In a way, cancer is so simple and so natural. The older you get, this is just one of the things that happens as the clock ticks.— Richard Smalley
After a few years of intensive research, we found a way to use a pulsed laser directed into a nozzle to vaporize any material, allowing for the first time the atoms of any element in the periodic table to be produced cold in a supersonic beam.— Richard Smalley
I know that, except for carbon, there would be no life in the universe. Except for this one atom, there would be no life. Well, why? When you think about it, it does get spooky. Encountering these molecules are spiritual experiences similar to what I remember in church as a child, only these are more serious.— Richard Smalley
I was born in Akron, Ohio, on June 6, 1943, one year to the day before D-Day, the allied invasion at Normandy. The youngest of four children, I was brought up in a wonderfully stable, loving family of strong Midwestern values.— Richard Smalley